Vertical Construction Is Underway At New Target Store In South Beach

Target’s first store in South Beach, is now beginning vertical construction.

The store is being built as part of BLVD at Lenox, a multi-level retail center.

Target will sell groceries and have a pharmacy at the store, which at 33,157 square feet will be smaller than the Publix next door.

Three levels of retail totaling 66,389 square feet and three levels of parking, with 218 spaces, are planned. Other retailers have yet to be announced for the vertical shopping center.

 

 

 

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Anonymous

We need a Downtown Miami Target, too! The Macys/Burdines building is the best fit, and its Streamline Moderne facade can be restored, while around the back (formerly the front) at SE 1st Street could be restored to its prewar Neoclassical appearance and converted to lofts. It has direct Metromover access, so little to no parking should be required, and if so, convert the annex across Miami Avenue into a garage.

Anonymous

I contacted Target about this same idea and they never responded!

Anonymous

But, Russ Galbut says we can’t have apartments at 5th and Alton because they’ll be too much traffic!!

Anonymous

Lol………..

Magazine

That is absolutely not correct. The neighborhood in general voiced concern about the how many apartments would be added by the already approved design, which would be over 500 apartments. The new proposal would lead to less density in addition to providing the neighborhood with a much needed park.

Sincerely – a guy with a family who lives directly across from the project.

Anonymous

What about the other projects up and down Alton Road, retail and office, with their 1000+ total spots (look up the plans).. Retail & Office will generate many more car trips (traffic as you call it) than apartments.

Especially in South Beach, where 50% of commuters do not use a solo vehicle to drive.

Anonymous

BTW, it’s laughable. You live in the densest neighborhood in Florida and you’re complaining about density?

Anonymous

Yeah, a guy who already has his and now wants stop other people from trying to live in his utopia.

Anonymous

If you don’t want density and all the benefits, then move out to Kendall.. and lobby for the new Kendall Highway.

Anonymous

I don’t get these people who want a park near an ocean beach that’s literally outside their front door.

Anonymous

I do wish that a developer will take note of these 2 blocks in South Beach and duplicate it in Brickell. We have so many more residents now than we did a few years ago, this area is in desperate need of something like this. We could use a Total Wine, Best Buy, etc, etc, and we have the land to build on, with the height allowed by the FAA you could even put apartments or offices on top of it. Hopefully someone who matters is reading these comments.

Anonymous

You can take the baylink…. oh wait.

Anonymous

Take the free trolley to Midtown Miami.

Anonymous

or Metrorail to Dadeland Station.. Target, BestBuy, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc..

Anonymous

exactly. same crap everywhere.

Anonymous

Agreed, I live near downtown and don’t see a need for Best Buy, Target, Walmart or anything that Amazon prime can easily replace. Heck ever since the Ace Hardware in Brickell opened we don’t really need a Hope Depot anymore either. Somehow that small store STILL has more selection than the 8th st Home Depot (and they actually habla ingles there too!).

Anonymous

agree to a certain extent. having a local store which is stocked by a truck a few times a week in which you can walk, bike or transit is probably preferable than having a person drive around delivering packages in a car… probably.

Anonymous

Yes, I want to walk out of my apartment in Brickell walk 5 blocks to the Metro Station, wait for the train for at least 10 or 15 minutes, then get off the Metro and walk another 3 blocks to Target, Best Buy, etc, sweating like a pig and repeat in reverse to go home. You are missing the point, his/her comment was to build something comparable in Brickell, not to get directions to Dadeland Station

Anonymous

You live in probably the most convenient mass transit built area in the county and still that’s not good enough for you.

Poor baby!

Anonymous

Because I do live in Brickell I can afford to pay a little extra and take Uber/Lyft wherever I need to go and not be drenched in sweat by the time I get there. Sorry you are too broke to do the same. Poor baby!

Anonymous

That’s why it is called brickhell

Jesus

I don’t know about everyone else here but if Miami Beach took a stand against giant corporations and were much more biased for small businesses, it would have an identity of its own that would give it a world class feeling. Small businesses make a place feel better, certainly not corporations. That’s how it works in San Francisco, and it gives it a cool feeling of individuality.

Anonymous

I’ll remember that next time I am at AT&T in San Francisco. Lol

Anonymous

Should of built an apartment building on top. Land is scare

Anonymous

Agreed. Car-centric retail is probably the worst use for the land.

Anonymous

That’s totally crazy. Target in Miami Beach? Retail when stores are closing? That’s misuse of investors funds. Never ceases to amaze me how these sharks just overload a town with expensive retail stores that will eventually have to close down.

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Target is expensive?